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Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania. In 1323 the Grand Duke Gediminas invited artisans from different European countries to Vilnius to develop local building and handicrafts.

Be sure to visit the courtyards of the oldest University in Eastern Europe, founded in 1579, Gediminas Castle which offers a spectacular view of the entire city, the Gates of Dawn, the Amber Gallery etc.

Trakai Castle

The former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, 27 km to the west of Vilnius, is a favourite place for an outing. The Trakai Castle situated on an island in the midst of Lake Galve is the most famous and most photographed castle in Lithuania. 

The five-storey, redbrick fortifications were constructed by the Grand Duke Vytautas in the second half of 14th century. In the 14th century Vytautas invited his bodyguard of Tatars from Crimea to Trakai where they settled around the castle. Their descendants, the Karaites – a Turkish ethnic group – still give the royal town its distinctive touch.

Park of Europe

Open-Air Sculpture Exposition devoted to the centre of Europe is located 19 km north of the centre of Vilnius. The collection of 30 sculptures of various shapes, sizes and origins displayed over an area of five hectares of wooden parkland. Exhibits sculptures are created by artist from Japan, USA, Mexico, Ireland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Peru, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Cyprus, Finland, Armenia and Lithuania.

Rumšiškes Open Air Museum

Situated 80 km to the northwest of Vilnius and 20 km from Kaunas Rumsiskes Open-Air Ethnic Museum is a mosaic of ancient Lithuanian villages.

Old farmstead buildings have been moved from all the ethnographic regions to the shore to the Kaunas Sea – dwelling houses, granaries, threshing bars, cattle-sheds etc. – all in harmony with the breathtaking natural scenery. Folk ensemble concerts and holiday festivals are held in the grounds of the Museum.


Lying on the confluence of the rivers Nemunas and Neris, Kaunas with its population of 430 000 inhabitants is the second largest city in Lithuania.

The Old Town of Kaunas is a concentration of the most important, ancient city architectural monuments: the 13th century Castle, the Old Town Hall, nicknamed the “White Swan”, the Archicathedral Basilica, the Church of St. Francis Xavier and the Jesuit monastery, Perkunas House and Vytautas Church. The most outstanding monument of the Baroque epoch is the architectural complex of Pazaislis Monastery.


The port city of Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea founded in 1252 by the vice-master of Livonian Order Eberhardt von Sein has many Germanic influences. He built a wooden castle at the mouth of the Dane River. These fortifications became known as “Memelburg”, since the Order mistook the Curonian lagoon for the mouth of the Memel River.

The centre of the Old Town of Klaipeda is the Theatre Square with the statue of Ännchen von Tharau dedicated to the poet Simon Dach, the neogothic Post office, the former Louise Gymnasium. the Museum of old clocks and watches. In Kopgalis a restored fortress houses the Marine Museum and Aquarium, with the dolphinarium.


The fourth largest city of Lithuania, Siauliai, was founded in 1236 after famous victory over the Theutonic knights at Saule. Its history remained violent. And much of the town was destroyed by wars and fire over the centuries. Though much of the Old Town has vanished, the bustling and fascinating pedestrianised Vilnius Street can still be seen, as well the St. Peter’s and Paul’s Church.

The 750th anniversary of the battle of Saule was commemorated by the erection of a 21 metre high sundial, capped by an archer in gilded bronze. 7 km to the north is the Jurgaiciai mound and the unforgettable Hill of Crosses. The first of the hundreds of crosses which honour the dead were planted after the tragic peasant rebellion of 1863.

Grutas Open Air Sculpture Park

In 1999, demonstrated soviet time sculptures from Lithuanian cities were brouht to Grutas. The number of ideological sculptures in one exposition is very rare and unique in world context. It is heritage of several decades of Lithuanian monumental art, despite it’s ideological content.

These symbols of Lithuanian nation tragical time period enclose truth about soviet occupation times.


Palanga is 25 km north from Klaipeda. It is a modern summer resort with a number of holiday hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. Palanga is famous for the Amber Museum and the Botanical Garden.

The Curonian Spit

The town covers the whole Lithuanian part of Curonian Spit is a peculiar unique patch of land preserved people and fate in the very center of Europe. It was destined to remain unique despite changes in political systems, architectural styles and way of life. Nowhere else you will see so many colourfully decorated houses and weather-cocks, proudly spinning in the wind. On the other hand, the Curonian Spit is not only the land of fishermen, primitive nature and sand dunes, it is place where you can have a perfect rest. This area is a nature preserve made up of dunes, pine forests, seashore and native animals.

Dzūkija national park

Dzukija national park is the largest-the kingdom of ancient legends, stories, songs, pinewoods and mushrooms. It is situated in a pine forest of Dainava sandy plain. This southern part of Lithuania is know for its poor soil, but there are many clear rivers, streams and springs in Dzukija.

Aukštaitija National Park

Aukstaitija national park-the land called the kingdom of forests and lakes. It can boast of more than a thousand of lakes and lakelets. It was established in 1974 and covers an area of 30 thousand hectares in the region of Ignalina, Utena and Svencionys. Scattered among the woods and hills are some 100 smaller and larger lakes, often interconnected by rivulets and streams. Paluse is the center of tourism and leisure that receives tourists all the year round. The Old Bee-keeping Museum is of interest.

Žemaitija national park

Zemaitija national park can boast of its picturesque and clean nature, unique ethnic culture, mythological and sacral antiquity, fir and oak woods, the Museum of Woodwork and Stones. It is the heart of Lithuanian fights for statehood and freedom. Pine forests surround the lakes and rivers that flow into he Baltic Sea. The famous Rambynas Hill, the Hill of Witches, the Boulder Museum, the bizarre Orvydai Museum, the botanical-zoological and hydrogeological reserves-all this you will find there.

Villa Šturmų Švyturys

Adapted to modern needs, family owned villa “Šturmų Švyturys” has just 10 rooms of stylish design and concept. A small and cosy hotel stands out for its maritime interiors with elements from old fishermen life. Marvellous views and romantic sunsets of the Curonian Spit lagoon leaves one with unforgettable memories.

And the taste of fish provided by local fishermen straight from the lagoon nearby will surprise you with freshness.

Nagliai Nature Reserve

The UNESCO heritage site Curonian Spit is a narrow peninsula surrounded by the Baltic sea in the west and the Curonian lagoon in the east. It is mostly famous for its golden dunes.  While hiking in Nagliai path one can see the the Dead Dunes, sites of the four sand-bound Curonian Spit villages as well as unique areas of willow overgrowth habitats in the dunes and soils of the ancient forest buried by sand.

Vilnius Cathedral Basilica

Vilnius Cathedral Basilica of St. Stanislaus and St. Vladislaus built in the very centre of the city, in place of the former pagan temple, next to the defensive city castle, witnessed the most beautiful and most dramatic historical events of both Vilnius and the entire Lithuania. This shrine is the symbol of the Baptism of Lithuania.

Bernardine Monastery Ensemble in Vilnius

The Bernardine historical–architectural ensemble is a unique urban complex of Vilnius Old Town. In addition to the well-known Church of St. Francis of Assisi (Bernardine) and the Church of St. Anne, it also includes the Bernardine Monastery.

Grey dunes

Gray dunes (more commonly referred to as Dead Dunes) are dunes that run across the Nagliai Nature Reserve on the Curonian Spit, between Pervalka and Juodkrantė.

Hill of Witches

Most of the sculptures on the Witches Hill are located around the picturesque Tannental Valley. This valley, a natural forest amphitheater formed by parabolic dunes, as well as Mount Eve, has been the place where Lithuanians from the other side of the lagoon flocked over the Midsummer to pray in a mysterious atmosphere and visit the popular resort of Juodkrantė since the 19th century.

Nida Lighthouse on Mount Urbas

Nida is famous for its special tranquility and attracts a group of its long-time travelers every year. The true symbol of this peaceful oasis is the famous lighthouse of Nida. The first lighthouse in Nida dates back to the early 1970s. The red brick hexagonal tower was erected alongside the landscaping of Mount Urb, 51.4 meters high.

Pažaislis Monastery

Pažaislis Monastery – Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Camaldolese Monastery is located in Pažaislis, on the peninsula of Kaunas Lagoon. The ensemble is considered to be one of the best late Baroque examples in Northern and Eastern Europe.

St. Gertrude Church

It is believed that this church which is one of the oldest Gothic churches in Lithuania was built in the second half of the 15th century. In 1503, the Grand Duke of Lithuania Aleksandras (Alexander) assign it to the parish church of Kaunas. A small tower was added to the church in approximately the middle of the 16th century.

Ventė Cape

Ventė Cape is a peninsula at the Curonian Lagoon, not far from the mouth of the Nemunas River, to the south of Ventė village. It is the most westward point of Šilutė district. It is mostly known for its ornithological station used for ringing migrating birds.

Nemunas Loops Regional Park

Nemunas Loops Regional Park was established to preserve the unique landscape, natural ecosystem and cultural heritage of Nemunas Loops and the Pinewood of Punia.

Nemunas – the longest river in Lithuania flows through the centre of the park. A 60 km mid-stream section of the winding Nemunas River forms three large loops. The river flows in various directions between high, forested slopes and exposures. Flowing streams formed scenic canyons, pockets and ravines.

Palanga Tiškevičiai Manor

Tiškevičiai is a family of noblemen of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania of Ruthenian origin.

The family gained the greatest political power in the 17th century and its wealth in the 19th century, when it became the richest Lithuanian landowners.

Raudonė Castle

Raudonė Castle is one of the castles of Panemunė situated on the picturesque right bank of the Nemunas River from Kaunas up to Jurbarkas.

The castle palace is now converted to Raudonė primary school. Tourists are also allowed to enter the castle tower (33.5 m high).

The castle itself has “two floors” on the lower and upper Nemunas terrace. The name of this place originates from Raudonė River flowing through the village.

Panemunė Castle

Panemunė Castle is a Renaissance style residential castle located in Jurbarkas district, Vytėnai village and built on top of a high bank of Nemunas.

Balbieriškis Exposure

Balbieriškis Exposure is a geological object of natural heritage. The exposure, which overlooks the splendid views of Nemunas River surrounded by forests and valleys, is located in Prienai district, on the left bank of the river. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in Nemunas Loops Regional Park whose high slopes reveal one of the most beautiful sceneries in Lithuania overlooking the river and its valley with meadows and pinewoods.

Kaunas Town Hall

Today, the Town Hall is used for celebrating weddings, receiving honourable guests of the city, signing contracts and treaties, and organizing official events.

A book of the city’s guests of honour is kept in Kaunas Town Hall which currently has more than 350 records including the well wishes of four kings and queens, three dukes, twelve presidents, Pope John Paul II, cardinals, mayors of European cities and other prominent figures.

Kaunas St. Archangel Michael Church

Kaunas St. Archangel Michael (Crew) Church, also known as Kaunas Sobor, is located in the heart of Kaunas, in the eastern part of Laisvės Alley, in the center of a specially formed square.

The building is registered in the Register of Real Property of the Republic of Lithuania.

Oginskiai Chapel

The Chapel of the Body of God (Oginskis) was built in the 16th century. She was patronized by the Brotherhood of Worship of the Body of God. In 1737, the fire destroyed all of the chapel’s interior artistic equipment and entire inventory. The miraculous sculpture of Christ the Crucifix was saved.

Geographical center of Europe

Lithuania is a Northern European country and the geographical center of Europe. It might be a mere speck on the world map to an outsider, but it is much more to a Lithuanian – a country that was built over thousands of years. It is a place that intertwines the experiences of the ancestors, the battles that were fought, and the love that was shared.


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